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Optical materials

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Star-shaped gold nanoparticles coated with titanium dioxide can harness visible and infrared light to generate hydrogen from water.

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Connecting a graphene layer with two other atomic layers can extend the lifetime of excited electrons in graphene by several hundred times.

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Researchers have found that a novel hybrid improper ferroelectric possesses ferroelectric, magnetoelectric and optical properties.

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Researchers have been able to store and transmit bits of quantum information using a diamond containing specially-designed silicon vacancies.

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By using an ion beam to twist and bend a nanometer-thick layer of metal, scientists have created nanodevices for manipulating light.

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By mixing and matching different materials, researchers have created a window coating that can prevent excessive heating and generate electricity.

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Altering the composition of a layered halide material allows researchers to vary its magnetization continuously between in-plane and out-of-plane.

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Elsevier's extended Materials Today family also delivered very strong results.

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A new cloaking material made from silicon nanowires can absorb approximately 94% of the infrared light it encounters.

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